December 3, 2012 – Calgary, AB…The University of Saskatchewan Huskies beat the Mount Royal University Cougars 4-1 on Saturday to complete a sweep of their two-game Canada West women’s hockey series at Flames Community Arenas.
Cara Wooster with a pair, Sara Greschner and Chelsey Sundby scored for the Huskies. Rayna Cruickshank got the Cougars’ goal.
The Huskies reach the .500 mark with a 6-6-4 record. The Cougars have dropped four straight and are 6-8-2. Both teams now break until after Christmas.
Saskatchewan returned the favour with the sweep after winning the opener 5-2 on Friday. The Cougars beat them twice in Saskatoon to open the season Oct. 5-6.
“I thought today we were way too passive,” Cougars head coach Scott Rivett said.
“We sat around and watched for way too much of the game, especially in the second period. In a one goal game we were waiting for something to happen when obviously we need to push to get a goal and even things up.’
The Huskies didn’t get a shot on goal until the 13:32 mark of the first period but it found the back of the net off Greschner’s stick. The Cougars outshot Saskatchewan 8-5 in that period and 22-18 overall.
Cruickshank tied the contest during a two-man advantage in the second period when her point shot got past Cassidy Hendricks.
The Cougars didn’t get their first shot of the second period until the 11:23 mark but unlike Greschner’s, it didn’t go in. Rather, the Huskies scored the only goal of the second, with Wooster tipping in a shot from the point during a power play at 16:49.
Sundby gave the Huskies a 3-1 lead with 4:56 remaining in the third and Wooster finished things off with 2:46 left.
Jess Ross made 14 saves for the Cougars.
Both schools will be on break until 2013 when the season resumes. Saskatchewan starts the second-half on the road heading to Winnipeg to play the Wesmen while Mount Royal ventures to Edmonton to play the Pandas on opening weekend Jan. 4-5.